The foundation received 16 applications for community benefit projects ranging from planting California live oaks along Interstate 280, to providing music, art and theater to underserved youth in the Bay Area. Some applications focused on locals getting involved in international aid.
The foundation was formed in 1952 as a pass-through agent for funds to benefit the community, with endeavors such as building the outdoor amphitheater at Woodside Elementary or maintaining what was Scout Hall and is now called Independence Hall.
At WCF's event, a Woodside Town Council member will present Flint with a proclamation recognizing his 40-plus years of service and contributions, which include volunteering on the town's Open Space and Environment and Conservation Committees, and helping create the Woodside Environment Fest and Heritage Tree Award.
The proclamation notes that as treasurer of the Woodside Community Foundation, Flint collected funds for projects such as the Folger Stable renovation, the Woodside Community Museum, Barkley Field, Kiely Equestrian Center, Woodside Community Theatre productions, and lighting for Woodside School operettas and the Christmas tree across from Roberts Market.
A former board member of the Sierra Club Foundation, Woodside School Foundation and Woodside Elementary School District, Flint is now board member emeritus of WCF.
His biography on the foundation's website, woodsidegiving.org, describes the Woodside resident as an investor and venture capitalist who spent the winter working as an exchange scientist at the Soviet Vostok Station, the coldest place on Earth.
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